Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Media-Whore's D'oevres

(image via nysocialdiary)

"Two weeks ago, the Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC), generated a record-breaking $1.2 million in philanthropic contributions at its annual Leadership Breakfast .. Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III, Pastor of The Abyssinian Baptist Church and ADC Chairman, hosted the leadership breakfast .. Mayor Michael Bloomberg kicked off the festivities .. The event was chaired by Senior Managing Director of Lazard Freres & Co., Vernon Jordan, Jr., Chairman and CEO of BET Networks, Debra L. Lee, President of ING Foundation, Rhonda Mims, and honorary chairs Spike and Tonya Lee." (NYSocialDiary)

"Vanessa Redgrave will headline 'The Year of Magical Thinking' on Broadway for only four more months, but HBO is aiming to preserve her performance in the one-woman show.The pay web is negotiating a deal to film the David Hare-directed play for broadcast. No airdate has yet been set." (Variety)

"I'm in Davenport, Iowa, where Barack Obama gave a Memorial Day speech last night to a group of local veterans. The candidate and the speech were fairly flat, due at least in part to the fact that he had just flown in from a full day of campaigning before big crowds in New Hampshire, including a rally at Dartmouth that drew an estimated 5,000. However, the man who introduced Obama had a remarkable story to tell. 'All my life I voted Republican,' Bob Konrardy opened by saying. 'I was very proud of that.' But after meeting Obama at a local veterans center, he said, he was so taken by him that he has changed his registration so that he can work for the Illinois Senator in next year's Democratic caucuses." (Time)

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